Saturday, November 17, 2018

8947 Ranch Road 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636

Chili & Salsa Cook-Off Entry Form


  • Set up/Check in time for competitors: 8:00 am
  • Head Cook meeting: 9:00 am
  • Space Locations are on a first come, first serve basis
  • ONLY gas grills, propane stoves, & personal generators allowed
  • A general power station will be provided for blenders, etc.
  • NO glass containers/bottles
  • NO personal alcoholic beverages allowed; Beer/wine may be purchased at Pedernales Falls Trading Post
  • Each team must have a Head Cook
  • Head Cooks must attend the Head Cook meeting to receive judging containers
  • Chili meat and ingredients will be inspected after the Head Cook’s meeting
  • Salsa ingredients will be inspected after the Head Cook’s meeting
  • NO vendors are allowed to enter the contests – individual cooks only
  • Teams must supply their own equipment, supplies and ingredients
  • All grease drippings must be contained and disposed of properly off-premises
  • Tip jars are allowed for samples – food MAY NOT be sold
  • Teams must supply their own, tables, water and tent canopies for shade
  • Electricity is available upon prior written request for an additional $15; teams must supply their own 100’ extension cord
  • The Head Cook is responsible for all cleanup of the team’s space
  • The Head Cook is responsible for the conduct of their team and their guests
  • Pedernales Falls Trading Post reserves the right to make additional regulations as situations warrant
  • Decisions of Pedernales Falls Trading Post shall be final
  • All rules will be enforced and refusal to abide by them will results in immediate disqualification and eviction from the grounds with no refund of fees paid
  • Pedernales Falls Trading Post will retain 10% of the Chili & Salsa entry fees prior to splitting the cash pot among winners: 50/30/20


  • ONE Chili entry per team ONLY
  • Chili & Salsa must be made from scratch; cooking begins with raw ingredients, vegetables, spices, etc.
  • NO pre-seasoning or marinating of meat allowed until after inspection
  • Pre-processed/seasoned Venison meat/sausages are allowed
  • Meat may not be pre-cooked in any manner
  • Beans may be pre-cooked and included as a filler
  • All other ingredients must be chopped or prepared during the preparation period
  • NO canned Chili or ingredients of any kind allowed
  • NO canned Salsa or ingredients of any kind allowed
  • Chili must be turned in no later than 1:00pm
  • Salsa must be turned in no later than 11:30am
  • Chili will be judged on aroma, consistency, color, taste and aftertaste
  • Salsa will be judged on aroma, consistency, spice, taste and aftertaste

Winners will be announced @ approximately 2:15pm

Thank You!

Want to be a Judge?

4 + 15 =

Please make checks payable to:


Pedernales Falls Trading Post

PO Box 1379 Dripping Springs, TX 78620

****** All Fees are Non-Refundable ******


Please read the following disclosure:  Contestant, for itself and all persons assisting the Contestant, agree that Pedernales Falls Trading Post, including its officers, members, sponsors and raffle donors are in no way responsible for any loss, damage, or injury to the Contestant and its assistants, regardless of how such loss or injury is occasioned and by whom during this event. Your signature indicates you have read the following rules and regulations and other attachments.